602 E. Church St. Suite 166
Livingston, TX 77351
Phone: 936-327-6826 ext 3
For inspection requests, or to report an issue please use the link below and fill out the form.
Q: Can I burn garbage?
A: Texas Health and Safety Code 382.018 states: The commission by rule shall authorize outdoor burning of waste if the waste consists of: Trees, Brush, Grass, Leaves, Branch Trimmings, or other plant growth;
Q: What hours can I burn?
A: You can burn 30 minutes after daylight and there must be no smoldering embers 30 minutes before dark.
Q: How do I report someone burning garbage?
A: You can contact this office by phone, fax, or the email address above. If the burning is happening while the office is closed you can contact the Polk County Sheriffs Office at 936-327-6810.
Q: How do I know if there is a Burn Ban?
A: If you live in an unincorporated part of Polk County please call the Polk County Office of Emergency Management at 936-327-6826 ext. 0, a recorded message will play stating if there is currently an active burn ban. Orders prohibiting outdoor burning can also be viewed on the Polk County website, and on the Emergency Management website at polkcountyoem.com
Identify the fire hazards in your home.
Make sure to install, store, and use all fire susceptible appliances, materials, and items properly. Read all warning labels and follow all instructions regarding fire and electricity hazards. Some examples of products with warning labels that you should check include:
Materials and Chemicals
Before deciding to fight a fire, be certain that:
How To Fight a Fire Safely
Early warning of a fire in your home means precious moments to escape safely.
Install the proper number of smoke detectors in your home and place them correctly for the best protection.
Number of Detectors
Placement of Detectors
Maintain Your Smoke Detectors
Choose your route to get out
Practice your escape plan
Precautions in the event of a fire
TDI - Texas Department of Insurance & State Fire Marshal
NFPA - National Fire Protection Association
OEM - Polk County Office of Emergency Management
Polk County Office of Emergency Management
Keeping Polk County Ready
602 E Church St # 165
Livingston, TX 77351
Phone: (936) 327-6826
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